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Nanjing, China, Archdiocese of

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

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The see city's name is also spelled Nanking and Nan-Ching; it is the capital of China's Jiangsu Province, and is the former capital of all of China. The first Catholic mission was established by Matteo Ricci, 1599. It became a vicariate Apostolic, l668, and a diocese in 1690, in the appointment of the King of Portugal. The diocese was suppressed in 1856. A new Vicariate Apostolic of Kiangnan was created on January 21, 1856 and confided to French Jesuits; it comprised the civilprovince of Kiangsu; residence, Shanghai. The name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Kiangsu on August 8, 1921. The name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Nanking on May 1, 1922. Elevated to the archdiocese of Nanjing on April 11, 1946. Jesuits control:

The Marist Brothers conduct

The Daughters of Charity maintain

The Helpers of the Holy Souls have boarding and day schools in Shanghai; an Apostolic school, Christian, and pagan boarding schools at Zikawei.

The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary have charge of the General Hospital, Shanghai; the European Hospital; and a Chinese dispensary.

The Carmelites work from Tousewe.

The Little Sisters of the Poor, at Tungkadou maintain a home for old men.

Presentandines sisters run native schools.

The Little Brothers of Mary have a college of secondary studies for Europeans, Nanking. See also,

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Entry for 'Nanjing, China, Archdiocese of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​n/nanjing-china-archdiocese-of.html. 1910.
 
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